Education Program Assistant

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Employer: Save the Children
Job Title: Education Program Assistant Featured job
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somaliland; Borama
Category: Other



About us                                                                                                             

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights organization. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children secures a child’s right to health, education and protection. Save the 

Children is an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. We are looking to recruit for this position to be based in Borama

Position: Education Program Assistant

Duration:   12 Months

Duty Station:  Borama

Please refer the below Job Description for the position description and the key selection criteria.


Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory cover letter quoting the Job Title on the subject line. The file name of the CV and attachments must be the applicants name and sent

to URL Link:

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Applications close on Wednesday 9th December 2020 @ 11:59pm.

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required.

Education Program Assistant

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Education Programme Somaliland



POST TYPE: National

Duration: One Year

Child Safeguarding:

The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

ROLE PURPOSE: The Education under the guidance of the Education Program Officer is responsible for the planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting of the education Program (including primary, secondary and teacher training and CECs)) in line with and agreed plan of action and budget, donor, SC and government policies, requirements and procedures. He/she will ensure efficient utilization of Program resources for the intended purpose through effective planning and monitoring. The Education Intern shall ensure linkage among education and other thematic areas at field level.


Reports to: Borama Field Manager and Education Program Officer will be a technical line manager

Dimensions: Save the Children works in all regions in Somaliland] with a current staff complement of approximately 120 staff and current expenditure of approximately [US$10 million each year.


Staff directly reporting to this post: Nill



·         Prepare detailed action plans and for all education subsectors including (primary, secondary and teacher training) implemented in Somaliland upon approval by the line manager

·         Ensure that Program is implemented in accordance with the work plans and the involvement of partners and concerned stakeholders at all levels

·         Work closely and in harmony with colleagues in developing clear plans, reporting systems

·         Play proactive role in joint Program planning and monitoring activities.

·         Organize, Participate and play proactive role in periodic Program monitoring and implementation of actions, and recommendations and sharing reports, to education team and education authorities

·         Ensure active involvement and participation of beneficiaries and relevant stakeholders including children in the process of Program monitoring

·         Ensure the participation of children/target groups in M&E based on CRP principles and approaches

  • Ensure that quality activity, field and monthly reports are produced and submitted on timely manner in accordance with SCI formats and schedules
  • Ensure that monitoring reports are prepared and submitted on time to the Program manager


Representation and Advocacy

·         Work closely with other relevant field teams to develop and implement advocacy plans in education in line with the Program Plan and global strategy of Save the Children

·         Play proactive role in regional level education advocacy

·         Work with the education team members wherever applicable to further Save the Children’s mission for children


Team work and Self Development

·         With the guidance of the Program officer the Education assistant understands and is able to adapt his/her roles and responsibilities in both emergency and development contexts

·         Under the guidance of the Field Manager and Education Program assistant explores opportunities for self professional development

·         Ensure and contribute for effective and supportive team work and culture among team members


Knowledge Management

·         Familiarize with education policies and strategies, SC global strategies, EiE minimum standards, Etc.

·         Play proactive role in sharing good practices, experiences with team members and SC staff


Delivering Results

Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team.

Skilled level

·         Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources

·         Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well without needing direct supervision

·         Understands the link between their work and the organisation’s objectives and Adapting



Problem Solving And Decision Making

Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation and making appropriate judgements.

Skilled level

·         Gathers the right information and uses critical thinking to make effective and timely decisions

·         Knows when to involve others in a decision

·         Simplifies processes and procedures wherever possible



Working Effectively with Others

Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives. Knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working.

Skilled level

·        Actively listens to new and different perspectives and experiences of those they work with

·        Proactively supports team members and trusts their capabilities

·        Demonstrates understanding of their skills and how they complement those of others within diverse teams and groups



  • Diploma in Education (Bachelor degree in education is preferable), social development, economics or other related fields with additional training in education management and administration, EiE, planning monitoring and evaluation M&E and Program planning and management techniques 
  • Knowledge of current national international strategies on access, equity, and quality education policies and models
  • Recommended a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in education administration and management 
  • Relevant trainings in the area of education, Program management and monitoring
  • Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff
  • Ability to extensively travel for Program monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
  • Commitment to Save the Children values





The post holder must have similar experience to the above position with minimum experience of 2 years in Education sector.

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply


Interested and qualified applicants can view the profile and apply for this position through thebelow URLs:-

Closing Date will be 9th December 2020


Publish date: 2020-11-25 13:00:17
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